Flower Database

White powder puff

Basic information
Flower Name
White powder puff
Formal Name
Calliandra haematocephala 'alba'
Alias
White powederpuff , Powederpuff, 白花大紅合歓, ホワイト・パウダーパフ
Habitat
Garden variety
Morph
Tropical Evergreen shrub
Comment
White Powder Puff (Scientific name: Calliandra haematocephala 'Alba') is a gardening variety of tropical evergreen shrubs of the family Fabaceae. White flowers like hemispherical cosmetic puffs bloom. What looks like this flower is an aggregate of stamen.
A white flower garden varieties of Red Powder Puff (Scientific name: Calliandra haematocephala) that is similarly blooming red flower is native to Bolivia. Although it is a different genus, it is similar to a Albizia julibrissin, it is a tree like a white nettle.
Common name: White Powederpuff , scientific name: Calliandra haematocephala 'Alba', origin: Bolivia, living type: tropical Evergreen broadleaf shrubs, height: 2-3 m, branches are well branched, tree next to the spread, even-pinnately compound leaves: leaf Small leaf:1.5 cm leaf length: oblong leaf arrangement: opposite leaf margin: entire, inflorescence shape: each tubular flower out of numerous white stamens, hemispherical to spherical flower heads formation, color: white, flowering: December-may, flower diameter: 8-10 cm, fruits: pods, fruit length: 5-10 cm, fruit color: green to grayish-brown
Detailed information
Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Calliandra
Species
C. haematocephala cv. alba
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Head
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Paripinnate Leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area Greenhouse cultivated variety
Color
White
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Dec
Height
200  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
8  ~ 10